Violet Tsagkas

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Violet Tsagkas serves as Editor of Fem2.0 and is a Project Coordinator at Turner Strategies. She previously studied Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens in Greece and obtained her Masters Degree from the Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University. She completed her first internship in D.C. at the office of Gus Bilirakis (FL-9). Prior to moving from Greece she was working at Spin Political & Corporate Communications in Athens. Violet tweets from @Violet_T.

Recent blog posts written by Violet Tsagkas

Interview with the State Department’s Digital Diplomacy Strategist Lovisa Williams

Lovisa and I met for the first time at a digital diplomacy event in the Italian Embassy. Once we started talking, I knew right away that she would be a great person to feature on Fem2pt0.  Her career with the U.S. State Department is an inspiration for many women, especially those who want to be […]

An interview with Chitra Panjabi, Membership Vice President, National Organization for Women

A few days before National Organization for Women’s (NOW) annual conference, we sat down for an interview with Chitra Panjabi, the organization’s Membership Vice President.  Q: Can you tell me a bit about your childhood and how it was growing up in Hong Kong?  A: I often felt like an outsider, because of my race […]

Abortion Providers in Virginia Need Our Support

I met Rosemary W. Codding, the Director of Patient Services at the Falls Church Health Center in Virginia, a couple of months ago. Since the first moment I spoke to her, I felt that she was the kind of person that could be my mentor. Rosemary has committed her time to providing safe and personalized […]

Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus

Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus by Deborah Juang Stein is a must read memoir by a woman who was born in prison and spent the first year of her life behind bars. “Can you please alter Deborah’s birth certificate,” my mother asks in the letter to the family attorney, “from the Federal Women’s Prison in […]

How Women Are Doing in Greece

 “Of all creatures who live and have intelligence, we women are most miserable. …People say that women lead a life without danger inside our homes, while men fight in war; but they are wrong. I would rather serve three times in battle than give birth once.” Medea’s complaint, Athens, Greece, 431 BC (Euripedes, Medea 230-51.G) […]